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welcome back. this is coverage of hurricane sandy. for a complete list of all the closures associated with the storm log onto our website wusa9.com. >> we say good morning. i'm andre yeah an andrea rose. talk to us via facebook and twitter.
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maybe we'll let you know he's up and doing well. >> it will be something. >> con nie is here. she has a lot to do. >> i do. >> we are fortunate when you consider what happened in new york and the jersey coast and parts of new england. they have wind gusts. my home stomping ground, 90 mile an hour wind gusts up there. far more damaging. here he is. there's mike. >> i heard you. >> [ laughter] >> so matt will be here tomorrow. >> thanks. come again. >> who was that man?
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>> let's get over to the weather graphic. >> yeah, rescue us. still rain ing out there. we're still windy, wet and cold. it is a chilly morning. temperature 44. it's going to be steady or drop off a couple more over the next few hours. by noon still in the low to mid 40s. winds soming -- coming from the southwest 20 to 30. gusts this morning can top 40, this afternoon 30 to 40 should do it. certainly better than yesterday. look at this big circulation right over us here with all the snow in the mountains even into western ohio, parts of michigan and kentucky. some of the totals could top 20, maybe 30 inches. it's incredible to have a thing like this and it's not a good thing. it's a heavy wet snow.
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ski areas aren't going to open. they don't have anyone to run the lifts. it's just too early in the season. still pockets of moderate to heavy rain going on. i just got a record from jan in readville, she got hammered sunday and yesterday and last night almost 11 inches. here in dc into montgomery and fair fax down, especially down the river, seeing moderate rain. look at this. we're seeing some of that from midland the heavier rains. out towards dicker son, another pocket of heavy rain. this is all kind of spinning underneath the area of low pressure that was once sandy. myersville all down through brunswick some of these rain showers very heavy
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into southern jefferson county. winds are gusty but not as gusty as yesterday. almost 30 mile an hour gusts here in dc and dover, sales berry it will. we have the highest gusts to our northwest now. 30 plus for the gusts as we get into the afternoon. winchester 39. you're going to need a winter coat today, something to keep you dry and warm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. average is still 64 for late october. we don't come close to that. windchills, i know that's crazy windchills, feeling like 30 in winchester and 30 in oakland. again, this is too early, this will melt off. that melt off is going to be a big problem from that along
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with the local 11 to 12 s of -- inches of rain we had. 44 right now . you probably saw the rain drops hit on the glass there. south western wind at 21. flood warnings are up for just about everybody. parts of howard and carroll county not dealing with that. a lot of this is river stream, creek flooding, some of it is street needing. we're going to have tides from 2 to 4 feet above normal. moderate flooding in the next day-to-day and a half. here's a look at your forecast. today mid 40s. it's going to be windy and cold. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. a few showers tonight as we dip into the upper 30s and low 40s.
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tomorrow mid 50s still breezy. thursday dry, 57. friday 54. saturday 59. milder sunday. this is the weekend we turn the clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep. things are changing as we speak. you are going to find exactly what you'd expect to find after a big storm like this, you're going to have debris in the roadways, trees down, power outages, signal lights out. when you head out the door, i want to give you an indication of what to expect. metro rail and bus suspended this morning. they will head out later in the morning, assess the damage if there is any, do all the clean up necessary to make the rail safe before they can open up train service. bus also is depending on the road
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conditions. metro access is closed all day today. you can get more information on our website at wusa9.com. services suspended on vre. light rail, commuters buses all canceled today. local airports are open. check your air line for your flight status. a few, and i mean a very few, flights are coming in and out. we have a lot of rain coming down on 66. lanes are open. it's incident free. a live look at 270. there's about 2 2 road closures this morning. monica was talking about the flight delays. i heard one expert say that for every 12 hours a plane is delayed it takes 36 hour to get it up in the rotation. chris fisher join us from
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delaware for a long at how things are there. talk to us. >> reporter: held lo. you know, if i had been standing out here this time yesterday i would have been absolutely pounded by waves from the atlantic ocean. you can see, look at this, it's so quite it's almost iry. the beach held up beautifully during the course of hurricane sandy. everything held together in place quite well. we saw a little bit of beach erosion. for the most part looking really, really good here. the fence, it is pretty much wiped down. all this veg -- vegetation held everything in place. yesterday i was talking about a ton of beach erosion where the sand meets the board walk. that has continued to grow over night.
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the entire stretch of the board walk there are just big huge holes where the wind has pounded the sand underneath the board walk. the board walk looks beautiful. it's a brand new board walk and it held together great. the big message that a lot of emergency personnel are trying to get out here this morning is that just because it's starting to feel good again, we have a little bit of light rain, light winds and it might look like normal it's not normal. the fact is that a lot of these emergency personnel haven't had a chance to get out in the neighborhoods on the bay side where there's believed to be moderate to significant flooding. we've got that high tide at about 8:36 that we're going to have to contend with. back to you in the studio. >> all right. chris tin fisher
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a little drier than yesterday. our coverage of hurricane sandy continues here with a lock at the district. >> jessica doyle joins us from the georgetown water front. >> reporter: good morning. yesterday we were in old town watching the water, today we are in georgetown. this is considered to be one of the most vulnerable spots with potential flooding. walk with me over here . if you take a look it seems high. this is actually low tide right now. there's a lot of debris. it's actually quite calm. high tide is 9:30, 9:45. this is what the national weather service is predicting, potentially the worse flooding in 16 years. not since 1996 do they expect conditions to be as bad as they will be over the next couple of days. we've seen
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massive flooding here in the past. the flood walls were not up last time and tony and joe's, the restaurant, it found itself under 10 feet of water. first floor and basement businesses flooded out. as we see today, this morning, everything buttons uptight. they learned their lessons about being careful with those flood walls. the national weather service is predicting that flooding based in pennsylvania could make its way down thursday or friday and we're not going to be out of the woods until the end of this week to find out how bad the flooding could be. they've been talking about record rainfalls, between 4 and 8 inches. of course it's still coming down. we're going to continue to watch the situation. we're going to monitor the waters because of the predictions we could be facing, some of the worse flooding in 16 years.
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it's almost hard to believe because it looks okay right now. we're going to keep watching it for you guys this morning. back to you in the studio. >> all right. hopefully that will mitigate the damage. >> i think the temptation is to breathe a sigh of relief. we're not out of the woods just yet. let's go to prince george's county for a look at sandy's effects there. >> scott pooter pete -- peterson is the public information officer there. thanks for joining us. >> good morning to you. it's been a long night here in the emergency operation center in prince george's county. we've had a very -- as compared to other incidents we've dealt with in the past it's been relatively calm. first and formost, we've had no deaths, no serious injuries here in the county due to the hurricane. we've had
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about 8 trees that have fell on houses but luckily no one has been seriously injured. our 911 call volume is actually below normal, which is interesting. that doesn't normally happen during a significant weather event. we've been trying to do our best. we tell people to not call 911 for non-emergency situations. a lot of people have been using our new 311 system, which was open from 7:00 to midnight yesterday and will be back open again at 7:00 a.m. today. our main message to folks as they wake up and assess damage, if it's not an emergency, do not call 911, call 311 and we'll take care of those problems. in terms of power outages, we're looking at about 11,000 currently in the county. that's about 6% of our customer base waking up this morning with no power.
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>> flooding was a concern during one of the last storms and it was a concern this time arnold. just -- around. just going with the county government, what is the condition there? you had flooding right in front of the county building. >> yes. that's been a major focus for the county government, to protect our county administration building, which did flood last year after tropical storm lee. as your reporter jessica just said, we're not out of the woods in terms of the flooding an we're keeping an eye on the flooding. i can tell you what our crew at the office of services did work to put up barriers and protect it from flooding, similar to what occurred last year. they did a great job. right now we're looking okay. >> despite the flooding you've had, given what it could have been, what we all were forecasting, do you think this
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is sort of the best case scenario? >> you know, we're not out of the woods yet. i think that's a great message to let everyone know. when you're looking at what we could have been facing and what we had, the biggest issue really that we are handling out of the emergency operation center was an issue from a power failure, then a power put back on from our office of emergency technology. we lost our communications, our e-mail in the county for a couple of hours early yesterday evening. the county government came and fixed that really quick and got us up and running within a couple hours. in terms of, you know, issues that you can face with a hurricane, especially a storm of this size, you know, we prepared early, we were getting out word early. we closed the government, the schools, county courts. we're all shut down.
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again, it's going to continue into today. you know, i want to make sure to get out there to folks that not just the county government is closed, the schools are closed and the courts but also the bus service is not running today. people need to take note of that who use that service. same with -- there will not be trash pick up today. as probably has been noted, early voting has been canceled again today. >> all right. scott, thank ss so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you very much. i hope everyone remains safe. we're not out of the woods yet, be careful. >> thank you. good point. a lot of people are going to be home today because of no work, no school, no transportation. you can still communicate with us and get information about what's happening in your neighborhood by using the wusa 9 mobile app.
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a look at some things you can do at home using that wusa 9 mobile app. >> if you don't have power you can follow us because we are live streaming on our website. i want to first start with the outages in pepco. last time i didn't get to get to it. we talked with clay ander son with pepco. we have 7,926 outages. you can see the outage map in the orange. we're talking about the concentrated high numbers of people in the dark. we're looking at gaithersburg, parts of the district having high numbers of people in the dark. don't that number surprise you, 27,696? if you're one of the few who are under that number, it doesn't take a lot to make your
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nervous. when do you think you might get restoration? you can see it on their website. it says due to the magnitude of the storm estimated time of restoration has been suspended in order to assess the damage. maybe they will be able to go out today. let's go over to bge. they have the highest number of outages, which is 214,238. they have more than a million customers. they have the most outages there. lastly i'm going to go to dominion power. they are now running a total of 129,274, most of them in northern virginia. our continuing coverage of sandy begins after the break. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. monica here with your time saver traffic. what you should expect if you're going to head out early this morning after sandy, remember the leaves were blown not only into your neighborhood streets but even the main roads may be effected by the leave s. actually that's pretty serious. keep your speed limit down and remember that you have that to deal with. if you had planned to use public transportation, no luck this morning on metro rail and bus. metro access is closed. you can find information on metro alerts. if you're planning to get to the airport, they're open but you'll
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have to check with your flights before -- your airlines before you go there to check on your flight status. for road information you can call 511 to give non-emergency information. let's take a look at your roads. of course you have some secondary roads closed, same story in montgomery county, about 22 road closures right now. route 30 in rocksville is closed. i'll be back with more information coming up in my next report. we'll have have more news and howard with an update on sandy. you're watching 9 news now. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 4:55 as we continue our coverage of hurricane sandy as she's winding down. still producing quite a bit of rain.
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wind warning has been dropped. infant wasped -- we're now under a wind advisory. temperatures low to mid 40s for the afternoon. it's going to be cold. not as windy but we keep it gusting over 40 this morning. potentially 30 to 40 this afternoon. the 5:00 p.m. reading probably around the high, 45. some of the rainfall totals, just a sampling from the storm, readville was correct at 10.9. 10 inches of rain, that's a lot of rain. that's one of the reasons we have so many flood concerns. over night from buoy. in win -- in winchester 4. in the mountains we're adding to the snow numbers. above 2,000 feet we're seeing snow sticking to the ground there. over 3,000 feet we could be seeing 18 to 24 inches. locally, it's a very wet morning
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especially north and west of town. across prince george county we're looking at spotty showers. fair fax south to burk into williams county we're seeing heavier showers there. even towards myersville, towards brunswick some heavy showers as well. the rains are still coming down pretty good. your winds are gusting 41. we're only 26 -- it's windy but it's about half as gusty as the peak of the storm yesterday when we had some gusts actually over 70 miles an hour. we're looking at 46 today. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. tonight around 40 or so, still with showers. tomorrow an isolated shower 56. thursday looks dry 57. as we head towards friday, not bad, 54. don't forget this is the weekend you turn the
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clocks back. we'll be back with more of 9 news now right after this. nrz d -- right after this.
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